Cyclone Tauktae: Cyclonic storm intensifies

Amreli (Gujarat), May 16 (ANI): Cyclone Tauktae has intensified into ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ (VSCS) and is expected to reach Gujarat coast by May 18. In the latest update IMD said, “Cyclone Tauktae intensified into a VSCS (very severe cyclonic storm), lay centred at 2:30 am today about 150 km southwest of Panjim-Goa, 490 km south of Mumbai, 730 km SSWest of Veraval (Gujarat), to cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around May 18 early morning.” The cyclone is expected to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Gujarat. NDRF team is on high alert and District administration asked local officials not to leave the station.

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